Kids with Woody at Disney' Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground; in costume as cowboys
  • On Nov 26, 2023
    Beth from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you take the boat to MK from Fort Wilderness campground if you aren’t staying on property? If so, how often does the boat run?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    I do love the boat ride from the Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness. It is scenic, and relaxing, and it is always a great way to rest my tired feet after a long day of running around a theme park!

    You are certainly welcome to use the boat service from the Magic Kingdom that will transport you to both Fort Wilderness and Disney's Wilderness Lodge. You do not have to be an active guest at either resort area to sail to these wonderful locales. In fact, I recommend making a reservation at one of the great dining destinations available in that area. 

    While the frequency of the boat service can vary over time, you do want to keep an eye out for their operating hours for your given day, which will be posted on a sign by the docks. But Disney states that you can expect to see a boat at a 15- to 30-minute interval. From my personal experience, I feel like it averages about 20 minutes between boats, which is squarely right in that range. 

    When visiting the Fort Wilderness area, make sure you visit the all-new Tri-Circle-D Ranch. It is a beautiful home for some of our favorite four-legged friends. My family and I visited there this Spring break before having dinner at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and we were truly impressed. If you have a youngster in tow, a pony ride might not be a bad idea! 

    The ranch is open to visitors from 10 am to 5 pm. 

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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